SACRAMENTO, Calif. — RJ Barrett was cooking by way of three quarters Tuesday night time, main the Knicks with 25 factors as they sought to carry on for his or her tenth consecutive win.

However Barrett hit a wall within the fourth, lacking eight of his final 9 field-goal makes an attempt within the Knicks’ come-from-ahead loss to the Hornets on the Backyard.

Immanuel Quickley additionally was 0-for-4 within the fourth quarter, because the Knicks completed the ultimate interval hitting simply 5 of 26 shot makes an attempt and lacking all 9 tries from 3-point vary.

“Sooner or later they began doubling the pick-and-roll. Every time they did that I used to be simply attempting to make the precise move and once I obtained it again I used to be attempting to be aggressive,” Barrett mentioned after the sport. “I don’t suppose my pictures have been horrible. Quite a lot of the pictures I took have been the identical pictures that I took earlier than, they simply didn’t go in.”

“I believe we simply missed some pictures, we had lots of bunnies that we missed. Stuff like that. It occurs typically.”

RJ Barrett shoots a jumper over Kelly Oubre Jr. in the course of the Knicks’ loss to the Hornets.
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The Knicks supplied no speedy replace on the standing of start line guard Jalen Brunson for the sport Thursday in opposition to the Kings.

He missed the earlier two video games with a sore left foot.

Tom Thibodeau on guard Daquan Jeffries, who was signed Sunday to a 10-day contract, then assigned to G-League Westchester: “Simply proceed to work. We favored him so much final yr after which the autumn, summer season, we favored him. … He obtained harm in coaching camp, in order that set him again a bit bit, however performed very nicely within the G-League, so we like him so much.”

Trevor Keels, the Knicks’ second-round select of Duke, was not signed to a second 10-day deal and is now an NBA free agent, with Westchester nonetheless holding his G-League rights.

Heart Moses Brown is being added on a two-way NBA contract, the staff introduced. He appeared in 34 video games for the Clippers this seaon, averaging 4.6 factors and 4.1 rebounds.